Accession Number : ADA318418
Title : Stereochemical Dependence of Vesicle Bilayer Properties.
Descriptive Note : Final progress rept. 1 Sep 92-31 Aug 96,
Corporate Author : WYOMING UNIV LARAMIE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
Personal Author(s) : Jaeger, David A.
PDF Url : ADA318418
Report Date : 14 OCT 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : The project involved several studies of surfactants and their derived vesicles. The primary objective of the project was an elucidation of factors involved in the stabilization and destabilization of vesicles. Work was performed on three studies. The first involved the dependence of the properties of vesicles on the stereochemistry of their constituent surfactants. The second and third studies involved the synthesis of double-chain, double-head group surfactants and chain-substituted phosphocholines, respectively, and characterization of their derived vesicles. The primary methods used to characterize the vesicles were dynamic laser light scattering, to give sizes, and differential scanning calorimetry, to give bilayer phase transition temperatures.
Descriptors : *LAYERS, *SURFACE ACTIVE SUBSTANCES, *STEREOCHEMISTRY, SCANNING, LIGHT SCATTERING, DYNAMICS, PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS, LASERS, TRANSITION TEMPERATURE, CALORIMETRY.
Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE